Staff

Astrid Garcia Ochoa

Deputy Director

A_GarciaOchoa_photo Astrid Garcia Ochoa is the Deputy Director of Future of California Elections. Ms. Garcia Ochoa has over a decade of experience in policy analysis, government and public relations and developing strategic partnerships. She was the first full-time hire of Future of California Elections and helped build the organization from the ground-up. Ms. Garcia Ochoa holds a Master’s in Public Affairs and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a Bachelor’s in International Relations from Pomona College. Ms. Garcia Ochoa served as Co-Chair to the California Secretary of State transitional Language Accessibility Advisory Committee and is a member of the Governing Board of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni.

Rachel Sherman

Project Coordinator

MeRachel is excited to join the Future of California Elections team and brings experience in administration, research, and advocacy. Ms. Sherman has served as a Human Rights Intern with IIMA, an NGO with special consultative status in the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council, and as a Special Projects Coordinator at Loyola Marymount University. She received her master’s degree in International Relations from New York University and bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Chicano Studies from Loyola Marymount University.